Denmark’s Bodil Prizes: ‘Nympho-maniac’, ‘The Hunt’ Lead Nominations

By | Tuesday January 7, 2014 @ 4:58am PST

bodilIn an effort to promote their Bodil Awards, Danish film critics undressed and swooned in a Nymphomaniac-styled poster ahead of the holidays. Turns out it wasn’t just a prime photo-op, they also really liked the movie. Lars von Trier‘s well-reviewed sex drama has been nominated for six Bodils, Denmark’s answer to the Oscar. It’s the most-nominated film along with Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt, which has been shortlisted for the Foreign Language Oscar. Both are vying for Best Picture, along with Michael Noer’s Northwest, Nils Malmros’ Sorrow And Joy and Denmark’s No. 1 box office hit The Keeper Of Lost Causes, directed by Mikkel Nørgaard. Nymphomaniac also picked up nods for stars Charlotte Gainsbourg, Uma Thurman, Stacy Martin, Stellan Skarsgård and Jamie Bell. The Hunt‘s Mads Mikkelsen is nominated in the lead actor category; he won the top acting prize in Cannes for the film back in 2012. Other mentions for The Hunt include actors Anne-Louise Hassing, Susse Wold (in her first role after 27 years away from film), Lars Ranthe and Thomas Bo Larsen. The Bodil prize ceremony will be held on February 1st in Copenhagen. The full, uncut, version of Nymphomaniac world premieres at the Berlin Film Festival later in the month. The full list of nominees is on the next page:

Related: OSCARS: Nine Films On Foreign Language Shortlist; ‘The Past’, ‘Wadjda’ Miss Cut
Year-End: UK Tax Breaks Too Much Of A Good Thing? Tasty Danish Offerings; French Film Biz Blues; Germany, Russia, Italy, Spain
Read More »

Comments (1)

Global Showbiz Briefs: Uma Thurman To Present Lumière Prize To Quentin Tarantino; ‘Heavy Water War’ Mini Prepped; More

By | Wednesday October 16, 2013 @ 10:00pm PDT

Uma Thurman To Present Lumière Prize To Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino muse Uma Thurman will be on hand Friday in Lyon to present the director with the fifth annual Lumière Prize, organizers said today. Tarantino is receiving the award for his body of work, his love of cinema, “the tributes he pays inside his own films to the entire mythology of the 7th art” and for “the way he’s always saying ‘Vive le cinéma!’ ” The ceremony will be part of the Lumière Festival of retrospectives and restored vintage titles that is overseen by Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Frémaux and Lumière Institute president Bertrand Tavernier. Read More »

Comments (0)

Cannes: Uma Thurman Playing Anita Bryant

By | Thursday May 16, 2013 @ 9:48am PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Uma Thurman will star as controversial Anita Bryant in Anita, produced by Sex And the City creator Darren Star, Howard Rosenman, Jeffrey Schwarz and Dennis Erdman. Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman will direct from a screenplay by Chad Hodge. Those filmmakers, who most recently … Read More »

Comments (17)

Uma Thurman Signs With WME

By | Friday September 7, 2012 @ 7:46am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Agentless since she left her longtime reps at CAA last October, Uma Thurman has finally aligned with new representation. She has just signed with WME, I’m told. Thurman continues to be managed by Jason Weinberg at Read More »

Comments (6)

Uma Thurman To Do Major Arc On ‘Smash’

By | Thursday December 8, 2011 @ 4:08pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

In her first series gig, Uma Thurman has been tapped for a major five-episode guest-starring arc on NBC’s midseason musical drama Smash. On the series, about the process of creating and staging Marilyn, a Broadway musical based on … Read More »

Comments (5)

Uma Thurman Exits CAA

By | Monday October 31, 2011 @ 2:09pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Uma Thurman has discharged CAA as her agency. No specific reason was given. I’d heard that she would be in Los Angeles next week working in some agency meetings, but am told this was a business trip long in the … Read More »

Comments 28

Don Winslow To Write Prequel To ‘Savages’ As Oliver Stone Ramps Up Production

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Simon & Schuster has made a deal for Don Winslow to write a prequel novel to Savages, his bestseller that forms the basis of the film that Oliver Stone will begin shooting for Universal Pictures July 6, with Taylor … Read More »

Comments (15)

CANNES: Sean Goes Glam Rock, Uma Leaves Town, Sarkozy Film Sold To U.S.

By | Friday May 20, 2011 @ 6:14pm PDT
Pete Hammond

Sean Penn looked like he just rolled out of bed at the 11 AM press conference following the media screening of his second competition film of the week, This Must Be The Place, the first English-language film from Italian director Paolo Sorrentino ( Il Divo). He probably did, considering I spotted him having a great time in the wee hours at the Eden Roc afterparty following the big Cinema Against AIDS event at Hotel Du Cap Thursday night. These Cannes hours can be rough. He did well enough, though, trying to explain what drew him to Sorrentino’s entertaining if quirky but oddly touching story of a washed-up-at-age-50 rock star from the 1980s named Cheyenne who suffers from depression and malaise until he gets a chance at renewal upholding his late father’s honor. Early reviews I’ve read on the film range from “transformative” to “embarrassing” — in other words, mixed — with general consensus that David Byrne’s songs are keepers. Also, Penn’s go-for-broke performance, a risky and engaging and right-on-the-nose turn, is one for the ages even if you don’t personally think this movie must be the place to be. Read More »

Comments (6)

John Travolta, Uma Thurman And Blake Lively Join ‘Savages’ Cast

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Oliver Stone is putting together a killer cast for Savages, the drama based on Don Winslow’s bestselling novel.  Stone is arranging a Pulp Fiction reunion of John Travolta and Uma Thurman, as the two actors are in talks to … Read More »

Comments 36

Paramount Buys ‘First Man’ For Johnny Knoxville, Ramps Up ‘Mustache Riders’ For The ‘Jackass’ Gang

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures has acquired a new project and  made forward progress on another that will star Johnny Knoxville, who has made the studio huge money with the Jackass films. Best of all for Knoxville, both comedies are scripted, which … Read More »

Comments 22

Hollywood Accountant Ken Starr Gets 7.5 Year Jail Stretch

Mike Fleming

Kenneth Starr, who last May was arrested for running a Ponzi scheme on celebs that included Uma Thurman, Jim Wiatt, Martin Scorsese and Al Pacino, drew a 7.5 year sentence, the New York Daily News reports. He pleaded … Read More »

Comments (15)

Jim Wiatt Sues Over Ken Starr Ponzi Plot

By | Monday December 20, 2010 @ 12:39pm PST

I’ve just learned that Jim Wiatt, the former William Morris Agency CEO who’s now an AOL consultant, and his wife today filed a multimillion-dollar civil lawsuit seeking punitive and compensatory damages from the international law firm Winston & … Read More »

Comments (17)

Uma Thurman Settles £6M ‘Eloise’ Lawsuit

By | Friday August 6, 2010 @ 6:41am PDT

Uma Thurman is keen to get Eloise up and running again. What’s not clear is whether Thurman will continue starring as Eloise’s long-suffering nanny or turn producer. Thurman had hired Bert Fields, Hollywood’s most feared showbiz lawyer, to represent her … Read More »

Comments (2)

Handmade Films Backers Buy It Back

By | Thursday July 22, 2010 @ 8:04am PDT

handmade_films_logoJersey-based investors who put up the money for Planet 51, which Sony released last year, have bought Handmade Films for £6.1 million ($9.3 million). Handmade was selling the Spanish/UK co-production. The company has now delisted from the London Stock Exchange. Wealth … Read More »

Comments (6)